Opera

Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)

Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:39:30 | 727 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427 440-2

This is a problem recording, and even fans of Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Horne will find it odd. The Maestro's tempi are weirdly slow, Horne sings the role note-by-note rather than phrase-by-phrase, and when she finally does decide to emote, in the final scene, she sounds like she's gone loony. James McCracken was an artist with a huge but unappealing voice who also had brains and power, but he's no delight for the ear.
Anne Sofie von Otter, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano - Massenet: Werther (1997)

Anne Sofie von Otter, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano - Massenet: Werther (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 119:48 | 518 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 0630-17790-2

This is a worthy reading of one of Massenet's best scores, thoughtfully conducted by Kent Nagano. Anne Sofie von Otter combines intelligence and a beautiful voice with passion and conviction in the complicated character of Charlotte. Tenor Jerry Hadley is occasionally afflicted by a musical-theater tendency to croon but expresses most of the torments of the title role, while Dawn Upshaw makes a better-rounded character of Sophie than the average soubrette.

I Pooh - Opera Prima (1971) Repost  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 7, 2018
I Pooh - Opera Prima (1971) Repost

I Pooh - Opera Prima (1971)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 259 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Soft Rock | CGD #9031-70515-2

Veteran Italian rock band Pooh formed in Bologna in 1966. During the late '60s, the band featured Roby Facchinetti, Valerio Negrini, Dodi Battaglia, and Riccardo Fogli, but after Negrini left in 1971, the band recruited guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Red Canzian plus drummer and percussionist Stefano D'Orazio, and began a long run as one of the best and most popular Italian rockers of their times. The band recorded for many labels, including CBS, Vedette, CGD (Compagnia Generale del Disco), and Warner Music Italy, selling over 100 million records in the process. Pooh continued to tour and record continually up into the 2010s, but in late 2016 they decided to call it quits by the end of the year, in order to complete their 50-year anniversary as a band.

Claudio Abbado - The Opera Edition (2017) [60CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 30, 2017
Claudio Abbado - The Opera Edition (2017) [60CD Box Set]

Claudio Abbado - The Opera Edition (2017) [60CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 15.2 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon – 00289 479 8008 | Tracks: 931 | Time: 64:59:35
Classical, Opera

Claudio Abbado’s career with Deutsche Grammophon stretches back over more than four decades. In that time, he made innumerable recordings which remain unsurpassed on record – classics right from the start. Abbado inspired levels of commitment and communication from his musicians that resulted in performances and recordings that stand the test of time.
Katherine Bryan, Orchestra of Opera North & Bramwell Tovey - Silver Voice (2017)

Katherine Bryan, Orchestra of Opera North & Bramwell Tovey - Silver Voice (2017)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 240 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 11 | Time: 65:00 min

With her first Chandos recording, the scintillating flautist Katherine Bryan explores the relationship between her instrument and the human voice by providing a new take on some of the worlds most famous opera arias, from Mozarts Le nozzedi Figaro and Puccinis Madama Butterfly to Gershwins Porgy and Bess.
Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:59 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 0289 478 6758 6

Christoph Willibald Gluck has a place in the history books for a few big hits and for the idea of reforming the ornate style of opera seria serious opera in the 18th century, replacing it with a more natural ideal of melody. This reputation has rested on a very few pieces, and both bibliographic control and recorded explorations of Gluck's music are perhaps more sparse than for any other major composer.
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Verdi: 4 Sacred Pieces (1993) (Repost)

Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Verdi: 4 Sacred Pieces (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:06:39 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical, Scred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 9583

Recorded live at a concert in the large hall of the Musikverein in Vienna in November 1991, this performance of Verdi’s dramatic Requiem is really commanding. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the chorus of the Vienna State Opera respond appropriately to Abbado’s exciting but not over-operatic handling of the work, and the recording is admirably clear. The soloists are a fine and well-matched quartet.

Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Nov. 18, 2017
Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History

Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History (Cambridge Studies in Opera) by Rebecca Harris-Warrick
2016 | ISBN: 1107137896 | English | 502 pages | PDF | 11 MB

Diana Damrau - Meyerbeer - Grand Opera (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 18, 2017
Diana Damrau - Meyerbeer - Grand Opera (2017)

Diana Damrau - Meyerbeer - Grand Opera
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 81:20 min | 368 MB
Label: Erato ‎– 0190295849016 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Opera, Romantic

Giacomo Meyerbeer, the master of Parisian grand opera, was hugely successful in his time and a major influence on Verdi and Wagner. His music has fascinated Diana Damrau since her student days. With her brilliant coloratura, lyricism and dramatic power, the soprano rises triumphantly to the vocal and expressive challenges of arias from 10 of his operas, singing in French, Italian and German. Two of the arias receive their world premiere recording with this album.
Ashford & Simpson - Street Opera (1982) {2011 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0039)

Ashford & Simpson - Street Opera (1982) {2011 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0039)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1982, 2011 Capitol -EMI / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0039
R&B / Contemporary R&B / Quiet Storm / Post-Disco

ASHFORD & SIMPSON are quite simply one of the best song writing duos the world has ever known. Being former Motown hit writers and having written a string of hits for greats like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, its little wonder that they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2002. 1982’s STREET OPERA was the first album to be recorded by ASHFORD & SIMPSON on Capitol after nine years with Warner Records and is considered by many fans to be their best offering from the 80s. Written and produced by ASHFORD & SIMPSON, the album gained a top 50 Pop chart position reaching #45 and a top ten R&B spot getting all the way to #5 and served as a warm up to the massive success they later enjoyed with SOLID? in 1984.